Veterinary Dermatology And Allergy Centre
Established in 1994, Veterinary Dermatology And Allergy Centre has treated thousands of pets with dermatological issues. Specializing in dogs and cats, we offer a comprehensive Veterinary Dermatology Specialty Service.
With a knowledgeable and professional staff we will offer the best care for your pet.
Please give us a call today!
Dr. Andrew C. Mills, DVM, MPH
Dr. Mills grew up in Louth, Lincolnshire, England; his family moved to Mobile, Alabama when he was 10 years old. He graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama in 1967. After graduation he practiced at a small animal hospital in Mobile, Alabama. He also worked at a mixed animal practice, (cattle, horses and small animals) in Montana where he met his wife Carol. Carol helps in the practice as needed. He served in both the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Army Veterinary Corps. He received a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Minnesota, majoring in Veterinary Public Health, and Veterinary Dermatology. He started a four-year residency in Veterinary Dermatology at the University of Minnesota in 1990, completed in 1994, and has been a full-time Veterinary Dermatologist since that time, practicing at the Affiliated Emergency Veterinary Service clinic in Coon Rapids, MN.
Among Dr. Mills’ professional interests are allergic skin conditions, immunotherapy and zoonotic parasitic skin conditions (diseases transmitted between animals and man).
Dr. Mills is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), the Minnesota Veterinary Medical Association (MVMA), and the American Academy of Veterinary Dermatology (AAVD).
Dr. Mills enjoys skeet shooting, skiing, vegetable gardening, walking and bicycle riding. He and Carol are the parents of three children: Ryan, of New Haven, CT who helped start the practice and was an assistant all through high school and college; Peter of Washington, DC; and Jennifer of New York, NY. An addition to the Mills family is "Poppy" a Golden Retriever/Poodle mix, adopted from the Animal Humane Society in St. Paul, MN. She comes to the clinic daily and "helps" Dr. Mills. Poppy has been diagnosed with allergies. Dr. Mills is now treating her, his second dog in a row with allergies!
Eva Benoit, CVT
Eva is our full time Certified Veterinary Technician and she is also a Certified Laser Therapy Technician. Prior to finding her true passion in a career as a CVT, Eva spent years in the retail and hospitality professions. Eva is very dedicated to helping improve the lives of animals and their owners. To further achieve this goal, she is an animal control officer and is also involved with multiple animal rescue organizations, among them Ruff Start, Angel of Hope and St. Francis Pet Rescue. One never knows how many fostered orphan kittens can be found at Eva's home! She works at another veterinary clinic as a CVT also. Eva is interested in animal behavior, nutrition and allergies. Her family includes her husband Dale, their young son Logan, two adopted older cats Leonard and Pepper, two foster-failure brother cats Smokey &The Bandit (Bandit is mostly deaf), and an aquarium full of fishy-friends. Eva also has two dogs, Jase and Liberty. They were both surrendered to her by their owners instead of being euthanized because of their severe allergies. They are happy and healthy now that their allergies are being treated with medications and hypoallergenic diets. In her spare time, Eva loves to cook, read, garden and tend to her indoor "jungle" of plants (as Dale puts it).
Patricia Kohl, RN
Patricia is a retired Registered Nurse who has always wanted to work with animals. She took courses in Veterinary Technology and thoroughly enjoyed them. She and her husband Bob have a hobby farm with a horse named Flo, chickens, turkeys and peacocks. Their German Shepherd dog Myya takes care of the farm! Patricia is also involved with the Urban Battle Tutoring Program for inner city children and coordinates Good Neighbor Meals for homeless people; both programs have been ongoing for the last 15 years. Patricia is a very busy lady and loves it!
Kim Kreitzer (Saturday and Summer Staff)
Kim is a veterinary student at the College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota. She is originally from Weston, FL and received her B.S. in Animal Sciences from the University of Florida. She is interested in both small animal medicine and equine medicine, as well as veterinary dermatology. When she isn’t working or studying, she enjoys riding horses, watching sports, and spending time with her cat CJ.
Kaleigh Mercer (Saturday and Summer Staff)
Kaleigh is a veterinary student at the College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota. She is interested in small animal general practice, veterinary dermatology, and wildlife rehabilitation. She is originally from LaSalle, IL and received her degree in Animal Science from the University of Illinois. She has a cat, Milli, and Cocker Spaniel, Scout, who are with her Dad in Illinois. In her free time she enjoys painting, playing guitar, camping, and spending time with her friends and fiancé. She is also an animal care volunteer at the Wildlife Science Center in Columbus, Minnesota.